Don’t wait until you have accepted an offer. You want to make sure you have enough time to find a reputable home inspector that is going to give a thorough unbiased inspection of your future investment.
Referrals are nice, Your Own Inquiry is Better
Referrals are a good start; however, you want do your own due diligence in finding the right inspector. You want to make sure your home inspector is working for you! You want them to give you an unbiased thorough inspection of the biggest investment you will make.
Check the Better Business Bureau, Google and Other Review Resources
Check online to see if there have been any complaints about the home inspectors you are interviewing. Check online reviews and rating to get a sense of the inspector’s reputation and experiences from previous clients.
While price is a factor, don’t choose solely based on the lowest quote. Consider the inspector’s reputation, qualifications, professionalism, communication skills, and willingness to address your concerns.
Choose an Inspector That Will Still Communicate to You After the Report is Sent
Communication is key. It is important that you don’t feel abandoned once the report has been sent. If there are deficiencies on the report that you don’t understand, you need to be able to ask questions. Ask if the inspector provides post-inspection support for any questions or concerns that arise after the inspection
Ask About the Report
The timing of the inspection is crucial, especially in a real estate transaction. You also want to ask if a sample report if available, this will give you an idea of the thoroughness and clarity of their reporting.
Remember, the goal is to find an inspector who can provide a comprehensive and unbiased evaluation of your future home.